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My Freedamn! 8 1960s Pop Fashions

My Freedamn! 8 1960s Pop Fashions (BK4134)


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Vintage clothes guru Tanaka has a worldwide cult following. Over the past decade the Japanese photographer and writer has immersed himself in the world of vintage American clothing and rock n roll, hot-rod and kustom culture, and he is now widely recognised as a leading authority in the field.

Using material gathered during his numerous trips to the US, and given access by collectors and aficionados to their collections, Tanaka has published a series of limited edition art-books under his Freedamn! label. Part magazine, part reference work and part catalogue, each volume focuses on one aspect of vintage clothing culture.

Painstakingly researched and beautifully photographed, each piece becomes objectified and fetishized; presented on the page by studio shots against a plain background. Accompanying each item is a description, with dates, manufacturers name and other details.

Mixed in with the studio work are examples of period advertising and photographs, alongside Tanakas own photography, Tanakas passion and enthusiasm transcend cultural barriers. His books are now used as source material and inspiration pieces by designers, creatives, artists, and fans of post war Americana worldwide. Usually these books are difficult to get hold of; many volumes have sold out, but weve been lucky enough to get hold a limited stock, but please order now before we run out!

My Freedamn! 8 continues Rin Tanakas self-published series of books featuring vintage clothing. In this volume he moves on from 1950s fashions of Freedamn! 5-7, and focuses on 1960s American pop fashions. Included are beautifully photographed collections of 60s beach fashions, surf fashion, motorcycle gear and helmet designs, including biker colours', hot-rod and race fashions, military tour jackets, bowling shirts, military casuals and even Schwinn choppers!


  • 288 pages
  • Hardback, 36 x 27 cm
  • 1st edition of 6,000 Copies (June 2009)


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